Roofs serve as our primary protection against the elements so giving it a much-needed layer of fresh coating will help it last longer and retain its beauty for the years to come
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Why should you get a new roof coating?
Regardless of how durable the roofing material used on a house is, it’s bound to fail at some point after enduring long years of exposure to harsh weather and other elements that might shorten the lifespan of the material itself. Without any coatings applied, your roof is exposed to significantly more stress which will cause deterioration to happen a lot faster.
A professional roof coating job from GetPro Painting typically involves in-depth repairs, proper patching, and only then would we install a new coat to ensure that the surface does not have anything that can compromise the fresh new layer of coating. You won’t believe how much more years can be added to the overall lifespan of your roof if you opt for a new roof coat from GetPro Painting.
When should you get a new roof coating?
How much does it cost for a new roof coating?
It really depends on where you live and the availability of the materials at your local hardware but you can always count on GetPro Painting with their connection to get you the best materials and install them on your home professionally – all while working around your budget and still giving you the top quality you deserve.
To give you a rough idea, expect around $2 per square foot but that can increase depending on the amount of work that needs to be done before putting in the new layer of coat. Proper repairs play a big role to ensure the roof coatings are maximized of their capabilities.
What are the different types of roof coatings?
Generally speaking, there are three popular types of roof coating to choose from and depending on your current roofing system installed, one material can be a better option compared to the others.
- Acrylic Roof Coatings – this is a water-based solution that offers a good balance between durability and price. It’s a common choice for people who are living in areas with a broad range of climates. This is very reflective as well so ultraviolet rays from the sun are resisted efficiently. Being water-based, it’s very easy to work with as well making it a popular choice for a lot of installers. Just keep in mind that acrylic loses thickness if it’s used on hot areas that exceed 50°F so it’s best to stick with the other options if you’re in the desert.
- Elastomeric Roof Coatings – roof coatings made with elastomeric solutions have a more resilient formula. This makes them stronger than the others but it’s not as UV resistant and it can be hard to apply because of its rubbery nature. Most people combine elastomeric with other coatings to make it more durable but easier to work with during application. Just keep in mind that during installation, strong odor is bound to be present so prepare for those as well.
- Silicone Roof Coatings – unlike other materials, silicone is moisture-cured so they withstand the test of rain better than too. Due to their nature, you get the bonus of not having to apply primers and the coat will still stick to the surface without issues. The main downside of silicone is that it’s more malleable so it holds-on to dirt and dust more so than the others. This won’t be an issue because rain water can just wash them off but if you live in an area with scarce rain, you might be better off with the other options.
- What type of roof coating is the best for you?
There are many factors that you need to consider when choosing the type of roof coating to use so it’s best to enlist the help of proven professionals from GetPro Painting to avoid any mistakes. Colors aren’t an issue either cause coatings are inherently paint as well, if you can think of a color – there’s a good chance we have that exact color ready for you.
Weather is a very important matter to take note of when choosing between the 3 types. If you live in an area with a hot climate that exceeds 50 degrees throughout the year, avoid acrylic or make sure to mix it in with elastomeric coatings. On the other hand, if you’re located in tropical areas with lots of rain, acrylic or silicone might be your best option to get the best of both worlds in terms of durability and cost.
The materials used on your current roof is crucial too. Silicone for instance is a very hard material to deal with if it’s used on a surface that’s not compatible with it. Putting another coat in the future also requires you to have compatible silicone coats cause if you don’t, you’d be looking at a couple hundred dollars to remove the existing layer just so you can install a fresh coat. Existing paints or primers are a huge deal as well so again, it’s imperative to leave this part to the GetPro Painting professionals. Contact us now at (734) 822-9595 for a FREE ESTIMATE.
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